The Week in Trailers: ‘Ruby Sparks,’ ‘Magic Mike,’ ‘Virginia’

Every Friday here at Flavorwire, we like to gather up the week’s new movie trailers, give them a look-see, and rank them from worst to best — while taking a guess or two about what they might tell us (or hide from us) about the movies they’re promoting. This time around, we’ve got six new clips, ranging from the newest quirk-drenched comedy by the folks behind Little Miss Sunshine to a slice of cartoonish violence starring Billy Bob Thornton to The Channing Tatum Stripper Movie. Check ’em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments.

Magic Mike

Well, here it is, people. You might not recognize the title because everyone’s just been calling Magic Mike “The Channing Tatum Stripper Movie.” Yes, the one directed by Steven Soderbergh and co-starring Matthew McConaughey that’s based on Tatum’s own experiences as a 19-year-old stripper in Tampa. Considering how well-received The Girlfriend Experience was, it seems like Soderbergh is poised to become the auteur laureate of sex work tales — but don’t look for the gritty, minimalist realism of his best films here. Our first look at Magic Mike suggests it’s glossy and light, with Tatum playing the part of the exotic dancer with a heart of gold (and the burning ambition to be a furniture designer!). We’re guessing it’s going to be silly, but maybe this is just one of those dumbed-down trailers that Hollywood is so fond of.